'97 Kaua`i Directory | Cultural Learning Resources
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CULTURAL PRACTITIONERS

The following listing identifies some of our resident "specialists" of traditional cultural practices on Kaua`i and is provided for illustrative and networking purposes only. It does not purport to be a complete and exclusive list of all qualified specialists. 

The 40 or so specific cultural practices are loosely grouped into four categories. Please accord these individual practitioners appropriate respect by acknowledging the integrity and privacy of their work. For info on educational opportunities and cultural events associated with these practices contact Ho`okipa Network.

Core Knowledge:
| Chanting | Genealogy | La`au Lapa`au | History | Ho`oponopono | Lomi Lomi | `Olelo Read | `Olelo Speak | Navigation | Religion | Star Charting |
Arts/Skills:
|Games | Hula | Lua | Paddling | Play Instruments | Singing | Surfing |
Subsistence Practices: 
|Animal Raising | `Auwai/Lo`i | Farming/Gardening | Fishing | Fishponds | Gathering | Hunting | Netmaking | Preserving Food | Poi Making | Salt Pans | Taro Growing |
Craft Work: 
|Bone Carving | Canoe Building | Featherwork | Gourdwork | Instrument Making | Kapa Cloth | Lei Making | Quilting | Shellwork | Stonework | Weaving | Wood Carving |

Core Knowledge
Chanting
Nathan Kalama
Kapu Kinimaka-Alquiza
E. Kalani Flores
Pohaku Nishimitsu
Kauai`iki Olores
Maka Herrod
Pa`ula Chandler 
Genealogy
Healani Trembath
Judith Stewart
Frances Frazier
Linda Gonsalves
Wanda Kau-Shibata
La`au Lapa`au (Healing)
Gabriel I
Frances Ohai
Emalia Licayan
`Ohu Ho`okana
Levon Ohai
History
Keoni Inciong
Frances Frazier
Bruce Wichman
E. Kalani Flores
Andy Bushnell
Gabriel I
Sarah Sheldon
Ho`oponopono
Kapeka Chandler,
Healani Trembath
Cheryl Lovell-Obatake
Abraham Kawai
Emalia Licayan
`Ohu Ho`okana
 
Lomi Lomi
Ulu Edwards
Angeline Locey
Abraham Kawai
Aunty Daisy
Alan & Antoinette Alapai
`Olelo (Read)
Keoni Inciong
Kupuna Frances Frazier
Sam Kaauwai
Ilei Beniamina
Elama Kanahele
Kalani Flores
Malia Rogers
`Olelo (Speak)
Tom Takahashi
Keoni Inciong
Althea Arinaga
Pohaku Nishimitsu
Elama Kanahele
Hokulani Cleeland
Sam Kaauwai
Malia Rogers
Celestial Navigation
John Kruse
Carlos Andrade
Francis Warther
Denny Boiser
Dennis Chun
Malia Makanani
Religion
Ed Ka`iwi
Kahu Richard Kamanu
Tom Takahashi
Kahu Wayne Vidhina
Dana Kaohelaulii
Kalani Flores
Loke Kaliloa

 

Arts/Skills

Games
Evelyn Olores
U`ilani Ito
Pa`ula Chandler
Lei Watson
Vern Kauanui
Frances Ohai
Hula
See groups for 
complete listing.
Here are a few of 
our renowned kumu:
Ku`ulei Punua
Kapu Alquiza-Kinimaka
Pohaku Nishimitsu
Nathan Kalama
Lua (Martial Arts)
Nakulu Arquette
Beau Kamala
Warren Perry
Adrienne Tsukiyama
Paddling
Dirge Kane
Skip Forrest
Kane Turalde
Nick Beck
Play Instruments
Kapua Punua (Ukulele)
Herman Paleka (Ukulele)
Nathan Kalama (Ukulele)
Wesley Kaui (Ukulele)
Christobel Kealoha (Piano)
Margaret Aipoalani (Piano)
Aunty Laua`e Arashira (Piano)
Jose Bulatao (Piano)
David Sproat (Bass)
Emily Kaui (Bass)
Kunane Aipo`alani (Bass)
Rossiter Oana (Bass)
Kalani Flores (Guitar)
Billy Swain (Guitar)
Herman Paleka (Guitar)
Robbie Kaholokula (Guitar)
Barry Yap (Guitar)
Walter Palmeira (Guitar)
Polei Palmeira (Vibes)
(Many Others)
Singing
Akiko Chang
Margaret Aipoalani
Isaac Kanahele
Aunty Laua`e Arashiro
Nathan Kalama
Herman Paleka
Dora & Billy Swain
Kapeka Chandler
Fred Aki
Doric Yaris
Ipo Kanahele-Nago
Barry Yap
Surfing
Liko Ho`okano
Titus Kinimaka
Emery Kauanui
Kaleo Ho`okano
Gad Ho`okano
Byron Wong
Eddie Panui
Joe Young
Diane Ellis
Kelly Hines

 

Subsistence Practices

Animal Raising
Samson Mahuiki (horse/pig)
Ray Harada (pig)
Ron Mahelona (pig)
Calvin & Kealoha Saffery (pig)
`Auwai/Lo`i Building
John A`ana
John Pia, Sr.
Barney Char
Haraguchi `Ohana
La`a Chandler
Kalehua Ham Young
Farming/Gardening
John Pia, Sr.
Tom Hashimoto
Jimmy Torio
Polei Palmeira
Boy Akana
Kalehua Ham Young
La`a Chandler
Denny Boiser
Fishing
Jackie Hashimoto
Tom Hashimoto
Haumea `Ohana
Denny Boiser
Saffery `Ohana
David Pa
Wayne Lovell
Ohai `Ohana
Kaluahine `Ohana
Fishponds-- Using
Pila Kikuchi
Gathering
Kauaiki Olores
Loke Perreira (limu)
Kapeka Chandler
Aunty Pearl Santos
Kalehua Ham Young
Irma Lee and Walter Pomroy
Hunting
Danny Smith
Haumea `Ohana
Russell Char
Chandler `Ohana
Pepeto Makuaole
Harada `Ohana
Ken Bray
Netmaking
Jackie Hashimoto (R.I.P.)
Wayne Apuna
Hosea Lovell
Kaluahine `Ohana
Preserving Food
Violet Hashimoto Goto
Ruth Malama
Nancy Taniguchi
Wailana Kaohi
Julia Nakaya
Mahuiki `Ohana
Poi Making
Jennie Keuma
John A`ana
Venna Chandler
Barney Char
Charlie Spencer
Samson Mahuiki
David Sproat
Clarence Kaona
Salt Pans
Jennie Keuma
Kaleo Ho`okano
Ben Kali
Lionel Kaohi
Taro Growing
John A`ana
Barney Char
Kanahele Makuaole
Haraguchi `Ohana
La`a Chandler
Haumea `Ohana
Taihook `Ohana
Harada `Ohana
Mahuiki `Ohana

 

Craft Work

Bone Carving
Ray Nitta
Fred Littlejohn
John Pia, Jr.
Kimo Kaneakua
Lono Moritsugu
Joe Reis
Canoe Building
John Kruse
Denny Boiser
Carlos Andrade
Nick Beck
Skip Forrest 
Featherwork
Bobo Ham Young
Kuki`i Chow
Peaches Kashiwabara
Vern Kauanui
Diane Masumura
Gourdwork
Pa`ula Chandler
Ne`e Miner
U`ilani Ito
Mauli Cook
Maile Baird
Instrument Making
Michael Sussman
David Pa
Sonny Caycayon
Kapa (Cloth) Making
U`ilani Nakagawa
Maile Andrade
Lei Making
TweetieKaluahine-Juarez
Val Santiago
Noelani & Irmalee Pomroy
Kauai`iki Olores
Arthur Cruz
David Pa
S. Fonoinoana (seed)
U`ilani Ito
Barry Yap
Kalei Kadawas
Lawrence Mahuiki
Ka`iulani Kapumau
Kuki`i Chow
Joy Taniguchi (seed)
Jerry Kaneholani (seed)
Bobo Ham Young (seed)
Lena Mendoca (seed)
Midge Asai (seed)
Quilting
Pua Spencer
Jane Vegas
Sachico Wai`ale`ale
Dean Jameson
Shellwork
Annie Kanahele
Lena Mendoca
Kele Kanahele
Alina Kanahele
Mary Medeiros
Kealoha Saffery
Laka Morton
Danny Taniguchi
Violet Goto
Mary Lovell
Haunani Kahokuloa
Stonework
Alohawaina Makanani
Arthur Cruz
Kawika Cutcher
John Pia, Sr.
Joe Reis
Weaving
Esther Makuaole
Donna Napolis
Margaret Lovett
Lynn Ham Young
Hauoli Wichman
Debbie Cuizon
Wood Carving
Ken Bray
Fred Littlejohn
John Pia, Jr.
James Alalem


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